Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Madison-based independent coffee cafe opening second location in space formerly occupied by Greenberry's, which closed in early 2012.
A Greenberry's-sized void in Morristown's coffee culture is expected to be filled sometime in March. Drip Coffee, which has been open in Madison since September 2008, is coming to town. Rupert Jones, owner and operator of the Main Street cafe, confirmed he and business partner Sandy Mathews have purchased the building formerly occupied by Greenberry's Coffee and Tea on the Green and are opening a second Drip Coffee location sometime in March. "We kept it under wraps for awhile," said Jones, who had previously lived in Morristown for 20 years and was eager to expand the Drip Coffee brand into the town. "I have a great deal of affection for the town." The sale for an undisclosed amount was finalized at the end of December. The location …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Harvard study links drinking three or more cups a day to development of 'exfoliation glaucoma' in study participants.
Excuse us while we sip from our third cup of the day. Whether you're a Patch editor or just an everyday joe, a lot of people enjoy their Morning Joe. Some like Joe in the afternoon, at night or, heck, how about all day? But, according to a New Jersey Newsroom article, those of us enjoying our coffee a little too often might be at greater risk of damaging our eyesight. Sorry, we couldn't read that—we were wiping a smudge off our glasses. According to the article, citing both articles in Medical Daily and Science Daily, a study conducted at Harvard University has determined that people who drink three or more cups of coffee a day have a better chance of developing what is called "exfoliation glaucoma" than those who do not partake. Alas, …
Monday, July 16, 2012
European-style eatery, coffee spot opened in August 2010 on South Street.
After almost two years, Zebu Forno is closing its doors at the end of the day Tuesday. Reopened by Chatham resident Bill Oliver in August 2010 after a short stint by another owner the previous year, the European-style cafe specializing in pizza, coffee and sandwiches–as well as a number of art programs and installations–was a labor of love for the former real estate developer. On Monday afternoon, the father of four admitted he had teared up more than once after making the decision to close. "The best times I had was when I had good music or nice artwork here, I just liked to give back," he said. The large cafe at 9 South St. had become known as a place not only to get something to eat but to catch some live music, see an art installation…
Friday, July 13, 2012
The coffee giant's second run in town celebrated its first year back on Friday.
A lot can change in a year. Places opened and places closed. In Morristown Patch's first year, Starbucks was a business that once had called Morristown home. But, on July 13, from 3 to 5 p.m., it celebrated its first year back in town with live music from Kings Road, freebies and a call for donations to the Community Soup Kitchen. What a difference a year can make.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Sign on business noted coffee shop closed "until further notice."
Caffeine junkies were disappointed Wednesday morning to find that, in an attempt to grab their Frappucinos and Lattes at the Morristown Starbucks, all they were able to grab was a locked door. A sign was placed on the store window, indicating the Morristown Starbucks was "closed until further notice for maintenance." Turns out it's not much to worry about, according to Debra Tantleff, of Roseland Property Companies, which manages the 40 Park building. "Poorly worded sign on their part," she wrote in an email Wednesday morning. "They are doing some equipment maintenance." Fret not, frapp fans: the coffee giant was back open before lunch.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Whether it was photographing its patrons, or drinking its coffee, we've been at this Morristown java spot.
It was pretty much from the very beginning. When Morristown Patch Editor John Dunphy came for his first job interview, one of the first things that struck him was, "Greenberry's? What's that?" Since then, it has become part of his, and Patch's, coffee landscape. Here is a small sampling of just how a part of Morristown Patch Greenberry's Coffee and Tea became.
Coffee shop has been on the Green since October 2007.
"Leasing complications" and a "weak economic climate" are being blamed for the sudden closure of Greenberry's Coffee and Tea, which will shut its doors for the last time at the end of business on Tuesday, Jan. 10. Employees of Greenberry's Coffee and Tea, which has been in business on the Green in Morristown since 2007, were informed late Monday night that the cafe would be closing almost immediately. Jason Czura, owner of the Morristown location–which is only one of two New Jersey locations for the Virginia-based franchise–issued a statement late Tuesday morning. "As of Jan. 10, 2012, Greenberry’s Coffee of Morristown will be closing its doors for the last time," Czura wrote in the statement. "After being in business for over four years, …
Friday, July 15, 2011
The fanfare opening is set for Friday, July 22.
Without any fanfare, Starbucks opened its doors in its new corner location at 40 Park after a long sabbatical. Traffic was brisk, and loyal patrons said they were thrilled to have the java giant back in town. Starbucks returns to a very different coffee climate in Morristown, however. When they left the old Epstein's building several years ago, they were the only game in town. Today, Greenberry's, SmartWorld and, to a lesser coffee-centric extent, Zebu Forno provide additional caffeine competition. A grand opening event at Starbucks is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 22.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Also, The Jury Box preparing to open near Morris County Courthouse.
Anyone near 40 Park and the Green recently may have noticed a sign of the times. Or, in this case, several. The location for Starbucks, which earlier this year announced it would be returning to Morristown, recently unveiled its outdoor signs, in anticipation of reopening this month at the corner of the 40 Park luxury development. Also recently, the former site "N' All That Jazz Cafe" finally has a new tenant. Signs for The Jury Box, a deli and coffee shop, is expected to open soon on the corner of Washington and Court streets, right near the Morris County Courthouse (The Jury Box ... get it?). For more information about the reopening of Starbucks, check out Morristown Patch's previous stories.